Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Word of the Day
Monday, February 02, 2009

Definitions for chaff

  1. the stiff strawlike part of grains such as wheat, oats, rye
  2. to make good-natured fun of someone
  3. worthless material; detritus

Learn something
new every day


GET OUR


Thank youfor signing up
Get the Word of the Day Email
Citations for chaff
Chaff is separated from the grain by threshing. ,
It's hard to separate the chaff from the wheat sometimes. ,
Origin of chaff
1000
c 1000, Old English ceaf, from Proto-Germanic *kaf-, *kef-. Chaffinch (Fringilla cælebs) is Old English ceaffinc
Get our
Word of the Day
Email
Thanks for signing up!